What is malware?
Malware is a contraction of malicious software. It is designed to damage devices, steal data and/or cause chaos. Examples are ransomware, Trojans, viruses & spyware.
How to remove the malware
Go to malwarebytes.com/mac. Click on the FreeDownload button. (It’s free for 14 days.) After opening the program, click on the Malwarebytes icon at the top of your screen. Then click Start Scan.
After I clicked on Start Scan, I got rid of 26 different threats to my computer. I had no idea that any of them were there.
How to protect your device against malware
- Double-check any downloads. Before downloading, read comments and reviews to decide if you should trust the site.
- Be alert when clicking on emails from unknown sources or suspicious profiles and outrageous offers on social media.